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Title: Modelling of mathematical programs: An analysis of strategy and an outline description of a computer assisted system
Authors: Lucas, CA
Mitra, G
Publication Date: 1983
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: Maths Technical Papers (Brunel University). October 1983 , pp 1-31
Abstract: The salient components of the mathematical programming modeling activity are first analysed. Earlier generation systems such as program generators and procedural (modelling) languages are briefly discussed. A proposal for a computer assisted modelling scheme is then put forward. The proposed system contrasts with the earlier approaches in that no computer programming expertise is required on the part of the modeller. A mathematical programming model is usually constructed by progressive definition of dimensions, data tables, model variables, model constraints and the matrix coefficients which connect the last two entities. The philosophy and design of the experimental system supports this approach to model description. This aspect is illustrated by a few examples. The introduction of computer assistance in structuring of the data and the resulting model is novel and is in line with recent developments in friendly and flexible user interface.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/2213
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